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Vote Energy

    This federal election, Canada’s political parties will present their visions for the future of our country as we emerge from a period unlike any other in our history. The world is recovering, and many will present this recovery as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to implement their vision for Canada’s future. And while the various promises offered throughout the campaign will have their differences, one commodity will be needed for those promises to be kept. Energy. Why Vote Energy? Healthcare, highways, education, cleantech innovations that reduce emissions – improving in any of these sectors will require energy. And while the focus on a sustainable planet has never been greater, the reality is global demand for all forms of energy is rising rapidly and is expected to surpass pre-Covid levels early next year. So, what are we going to do about it? We can choose to deny the global realities of natural gas and oil demand, con

Faster Higher Stronger

 Written By: Rod Garland  “Citius, Altius, Fortius” The Olympic motto in English is “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have just wrapped up after 2 weeks of fantastic athletic competition, great personal and team achievements and a management success by any measure, in light of the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, which delayed this quadrennial spectacular for an entire year. From a Canadian perspective, Canadian women out-performed Canadian men by a considerable margin; the final medal being won in the women’s cycling sprint final by Kelsey Mitchell from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Kelsey had planned to work in the Oil & Gas industry but due to an unforeseen illness, found herself on a different track that led her into cycling and a trip to Tokyo. Congratulations Kelsey. Once again the Japanese people showed fantastic resilience, especially and literally in “the wake” of the earthquake, tsunami and failure of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant and consequent

The bottlenecks which could constrain emission cuts

 Published: The Economist A T 107 METRES , the three carbon-fibre blades of a Haliade-X marine wind turbine are longer than the wingspan of any airliner ever made. The generator which transforms their rotation—over 300km an hour at the tip—into power requires over 100 powerful magnets made of exotic metals and untold lengths of coiled-up copper. The blades, generator and associated gubbins, weighing around 900 tonnes all-in, have to be installed on a pylon so tall that the blade-tips reach almost as high above the waves as the pinnacle of the Transamerica Pyramid rises over the 600 block of San Francisco’s Montgomery Street. In May, President Joe Biden’s administration announced the approval of Vineyard Wind, a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts which will require GE , an American industrial giant, to supply 60 of these airliner-skyscraper-stick-insect hybrids. With a planned capacity of 800 megawatts ( MW ) Vineyard Wind would on its own increase America’s offshore

China and India Will Watch The West Destroy Itself

Published: eurasiareview- news & analysis Written By: Todd Royal China and India will allow the west – led by the United States (US) and European Union (EU) – to destroy themselves through dysfunctional, domestic, and continent-wide politics. This isn’t a Donald Trump or EU issue, but electorates having a vague understanding of how societies function, particularly, when it comes to energy. The “Green New Deal” is evident of that fact, which has no chance of ever working under current technology, taxpayer monies available, and the first “New Deal” was a failure . China and India will allow the US, EU, NATO and their Asian allies to:  “Muddle through endemic crises menacing to its very existence (e.g., economic stagnation, demographic decline, rising unassimilated Islamic populations in many EU democracies, high taxes, mounting debt and the fiscal unsustainability of Western European social democracy)” Without energy you have nothing. China and India understand this better

The "New Energy Economy": An Exercise in Magical Thinking Exec Summary

 Published: Manhattan - Institute Website: Written By: Mark P. Mills Executive Summary A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world's energy. It began with the fear that we were running out of oil. That fear has since migrated to the belief that, because of climate change and other environmental concerns, society can no longer tolerate burning oil, natural gas, and coal - all of which have turned out to be abundant.  So far, wind, solar, and batteries - the favored alternatives to hydrocarbons - provide about 2% of the world's energy and 3% of America's. Nonetheless, a bold new claim has gained popularity: that we're on the cusp of a tech-driven energy revolution that not only can, but inevitably will, rapidly replace all hydrocarbons.  This "new energy economy" rests on the belief - a centerpiece of the Green New Deal and oth